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WHERE LD / ADHD MEETS FUN
What happens when you combine the FUN of the 92nd Street Y Camp Yomi with a life-changing mentoring experience for kids with LD / ADHD?
Camp Eye to Eye — an incredibly fun and unforgettable summer event for students entering 4th to 8th grade with LD / ADHD. Eye to Eye is the only national mentoring movement that pairs kids with LD / ADHD with successful college and high school mentors who have similar labels.
CAMP EYE TO EYE FAQs
WHERE WILL CAMP EYE TO EYE TAKE PLACE?
Camp Eye to Eye will be held at the 92nd Street Y's Camp Yomi, in Rockland County, NY. More information on Camp Yomi can be found on the 92nd Street Y website: http://www.92y.org/Camps/Yomi
WHEN WILL CAMP EYE TO EYE TAKE PLACE?
Camp Eye to Eye will be held July 7-11.
WHAT KINDS OF KIDS DOES CAMP EYE TO EYE SERVE?
Camp Eye to Eye is for students entering 4th to 8th grade who have a language- and/or math-based learning disability and/or ADHD as a primary diagnosis.
As is the practice of all 92nd Street Y summer camps for children with learning disabilities, ADHD, and other special needs, parents must send Eye to Eye their child's most current IEP, 504 Plan, or relevant outside reports. Eye to Eye reserves the right and has sole discretion to terminate the participation of a child if it is deemed that a child does not have a language- or math-based learning disability and/or ADHD as a primary diagnosis.
Campers with other special needs should sign up for the 92nd Street Y's Camp Tova or Camp Bari Tova: http://www.92y.org/Camps/Special-Needs.aspx
WHAT ACTIVITIES DO YOU PROVIDE?
Camp Eye to Eye seeks to recreate our chapter mentoring and community-building experience. Each day campers will create Eye to Eye mentoring art projects as well as take part in traditional Camp Yomi activities, such as sports, games, and swimming. The art projects will focus on Eye to Eye's core principles, such as Metacognition, Self-Advocacy, and Creating Community: http://eyetoeyenational.org/programs/program_model
Throughout the week, campers will also work on Eye to Eye's My Advocacy Plan (MAP), which is a tool that campers can bring to their IEP or 504 Plan meetings. Most of our activities are outdoors, and we have back-up activities in case of rain.
WHY ARE THE CAMPERS DOING ART PROJECTS?
Unlike other subjects in school with rules or expected outcomes, art has no rules and removes barriers to learning. You can use art however you choose to express your unique way of thinking. Art is the starting point where campers and counselors can talk about LD / ADHD, reducing anxiety and vulnerability for many campers. Every Eye to Eye art project is designed to bring out conversation about self-esteem, metacognition, academic accommodations, and self-advocacy.
HOW MANY CAMPERS AND COUNSELORS WILL BE AT CAMP?
There will be 40 campers and 12 counselors at Camp Eye to Eye, plus another two camp directors who are Eye to Eye national staff members. The counselors are experienced Eye to Eye mentors, and each of them has a learning disability and/or ADHD.
IS FOOD PROVIDED?
Campers will bring their own lunch, but Eye to Eye will provide them with beverages and snacks. Campers with certain food allergies may be asked to bring their own snacks.
HOW WILL MY CHILD GET TO AND FROM CAMP?
Eye to Eye is providing bus transportation to and from Camp Yomi. The bus arrives and departs from the 92nd Street Y, at 1395 Lexington Ave. Drop-off is 8-8:30 am and pick-up is 5-5:45 pm.
HOW DOES PAYMENT WORK?
The cost of Camp Eye to Eye is $900 for the week, with $450 due upon registration, and the additional $450 due by June 1. The cancellation date is June 1, after which the deposit will not be returned. A limited number of scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis to families with demonstrated need. Please email Micah Goldfus, National Program Director, to inquire: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARE ANY ACTIVITIES OFFERED TO PARENTS OF CAMPERS?
Eye to Eye will hold informal parent gatherings near the 92nd Street Y, during which Eye to Eye staff members will discuss Eye to Eye principles and lessons learned in supporting a middle school student with learning disabilities and/or ADHD. More information on these gatherings will be sent to parents who register their children for camp. Additionally, on the last day of camp, Eye to Eye will hold a graduation ceremony and art show for campers and their families.